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I purchased a Taurus Tracker 45 ACP 2" snub revolver a couple of months ago. It uses full moon clips for loading. I am having a problem and wondered if anyone else has had a similar one.

4 out of 5 times when I place the loaded full moon clip in the cylinder and close it, it is very difficult for the cylinder to move. For instance, I close the cylinder and try to pull back the hammer for an SA shot. It is very difficult to pull back the hammer because the cylinder doesn't want to rotate. Or if you shoot it DA, same problem, very difficult to pull the trigger because again the cylinder is very hard to rotate. Sometimes its no problem at all. Sometimes if you open and turn the cylinder so it closes in a different position there is no problem. But usually after the first shot or two it doesn't want to rotate again. Works fine when not loaded. Easy to dry fire.

I bought a new package of moon clips in case some were bent. Did the same things again on the first try with the new ones.

Anyone else own one of these and have this experience? Any suggestions? I will call Taurus this week if no one has a solution here.

Thanks for your help!
 

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If the moon-clips are not bent you should not have a problem. Time to call Taurus. I haven't seen the Taurus moon-clips yet but I know some after-market moons for my S&W and Colt were bent when bought new in wrapper!
 

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Thanks for the info. I inspected it further this morning. The clips are definitely not bent. I also inspected the ejector to make sure it was seating properly and I am using factory ammo. Another board suggested if using reloads the primers could be too high out of the cartridge.

If I don't use the full moon clips the cylinder just clears the frame (area where the firing pin is located) so when you pull the trigger the cylinder can rotate easily. If I use the clip for loading the gun, the back of the cartridges rub against the frame. Especially 2-3 of them. I held the gun in front of me looking at it from the side view. You can see light between the frame and cylinder without the moon clips but when you load it with them, the cartridges are rubbing so tightly against the frame that no light can get through. It appears that gap is not wide enough. Now the bottom side of the cylinder you can see a slight bit of light. So maybe the cylinder is not seated properly and needs to be realigned.

Anyway I guess its Taurus problem. Ever have to deal with their customer service?

Thanks!
 

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Hi Dr,
I have had a Trs. .45 Colt for about a year. It has been back to them 3 times for the same problem. Double action only fired 30% of the time. The last time I was told they had forgotten some parts:confused: It seems to be working fine now. Never again will I stray from S&W. Unless they have a relapse.
Good Luck!!
 
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I had the same problem with a Taurus .38 snub nosed. The head space was off because the crane was bent just a little, so the cylinder didn't revolve exactly true. This resulted in it hanging up on one spot, much like the problem your having. Mine was hammerless so it was DAO, and I would have to wiggle the cylinder to get it to release the trigger back to the forward position.

I sent it back to Taurus with the form you print off their Internet site. It took about a month to get it back and it worked fine upon return.
 

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I had a PT 92 that I had to return to Taurus. The frame broke while it was being fired. It was returned and they sent me a new gun. They honor their warrenties, but after hearing about all these problems and my own I may think twice before I get another Taurus.

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Taurus now has my 45 ACP Tracker. So its a matter of when do I get it back. They did tell me 3-4 weeks when I called them initially. Said they were backed up with repairs. I'll call them in a few days and see if I can't get them to move it up a bit. I'll send everyone a note when I get it back letting you know how long it took and if its fixed. Thanks!
 

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I received an emai yesterday from Taurus, 1 week from the day they received it back at the factory for repairs. They shipped it back to me Fed Ex. If it weren't Saturday I would have it back. So just over a week. I'll let you know the results when I receive it Monday. Can't wait!
 

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Nice to hear that they are prompt in fixing the problem. Had a similar problem with a new S&W model 629, the headspace was incorrect as it came from the factory.
 
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